Remaining 603 titles given to owners of housing units
Residents of Taman Sri Kepayan yesterday became full-fledged homeowners with the issuance of strata titles for all 603 units in the housing estate. Assistant Minister to the Chief Minister Datuk Edward Khoo, in announcing this yesterday, said the release of the titles was the result of close cooperation between the Sabah Housing and Town Development Authority (LPPB) and the Land and Survey Department. “With the issuance of these 603 titles, it brings the total number of titles issued to 1,829 for 11 separate phases of development of the housing estate by LPPB,” he told a press conference at the LPPB office in Likas here. Khoo said prior to this, they had worked non-stop to facilitate the issuance of strata titles for homeowners in the area starting with 842 titles issued on March 21, 2005 for Taman Rumah Murah and Taman Kepayan Ridge. “This was a promise to the people made by myself when campaigning during the 2004 elections, to help them get their titles and it was a promise fulfilled but we continued with our work even if the residents didn’t ask us to do so,” he said. Over a year later, Khoo said he alongside the LPPB and the Land and Survey Department helped in issuing another 384 strata titles for house owners in Taman Selesa and Taman Ridge View on Sept 20, 2006. “Now there are only 279 more titles not issued for Taman Austral, but be assured that we are still working. The title offer has already been given to the Land and Survey Department, and I am sure they will be out soon,” said the Barisan Nasional (BN) State candidate for Kepayan. LPPB general manager PS Wong meanwhile advised house-owners in Taman Seri Kepayan to refer to their respective lawyers to acquire their strata titles. For more information, she urged house-owners or their lawyers to contact the LPPB’s legal office at 088-287777 ext. 408.